In Chennai in 1984, Krishnamurti asked me, “Will you support these institutions?”, referringto the schools, Foundations and study centres. I told him that I would. One of the main pur-poses of KLI (Krishnamurti Link International), therefore, is to do this.The Link has become quite successful. We currently print 5,000 copies for each issue,and the mailing list is continuing to grow. Nevertheless, we still question what we are doing,taking into consideration the cost and the amount of work involved in producing this publi-cation. So it was nice to receive the following from an old friend, formerly of BrockwoodPark, who had been skeptical about its value.
“Thank you for the Link, once again. I must say, my respect for the Link grows withtime. Iappreciate very much the openness with which you have all presented such widely varying views and material. I continue to harbour reservations about writing (and speak-ing) too much about deeper, subtler, more intangible matters and yet, each person doeshave something unique or unusual to share. I suppose I feel I don’t want to know more, or need to know more, about the endless mischievous workings of thought, the illusions and delusions we suffer from or the infinite experiences of revelation as each person stumblesaround on their life journeys. (That last bit came out garbled!) It becomes entertainment after a point – I’m saying this from a reader’s angle – this particular one’s! With her own set of conditionings! So, why do I read the Link from cover to cover? To get some news of the ‘K world’? To find out what good friends of mine are up to – how they spend their time? To find some ideas, methods or techniques that I could employ (in pedagogy, for exam- ple)? To find out if there is anyone out there who’s really doing something vital? To support an action that is in itself supportive of a greater community? To see if anyone’s enlight-ened yet?! To read something well written? To get some juicy gossip? I’m attempting anhonest investigation here! I suppose I read it for all these reasons and still more. I appreci-ate it because it really is growing into a wonderful Link between far flung individuals, whoare obviously quite serious about all kinds of things. And as a publication it is beautifully done – especially with those astonishingly sensitive photographs of yours. I like theblending of the personal, the global, and if one may use the word, the absolute. I really don’t know of any other publication that does so – certainly none that allows for personalexploration/investigation to be exposed in a public way. And what is this public – a warmcircle of friends scattered around the world – a circle of friendship that is open to new voices – and not exclusive in the least – a circle that raises difficult matters for sharing and investigation. As such it is precious.”
The Link office is now established in Winchester, and this is where we are at the moment,putting together this current issue. We chose Winchester because of its proximity to Brock-wood Park School and the Krishnamurti Foundation Trust, with whom we enjoy working.